Egg and cheese muffin cups or muffin tin egg bites are cheesy, fluffy, delicious, quick, easy to make egg muffins for breakfast or brunch using eggs and mozzarella cheese as the main ingredients! These delicious egg and cheese muffins are made without flour, so they are great gluten free snack as well. These homemade egg muffin cups are so simple to make in the muffin tins they are also known as muffin tin eggs or egg bites!
Be it fried eggs or boiled eggs, scrambled eggs or avocado toast with omelette or oven baked eggs, generally eggs make great breakfast dishes and this cheesy egg muffins are perfect breakfast choice if you want a protein rich, filling breakfast that is grain free and also easy to make from scratch at home.
Cheddar cheese is more commonly used for making cheesy egg muffins, but this recipe uses mozzarella cheese and they turned out soft, fluffy & delicious.
Many recipes for breakfast egg muffins or cheese muffins usually have meat like bacon bites or diced ham in them, but these are meat free vegetarian breakfast muffins which uses simple ingredients.
In fact, eggs and cheese are 2 main ingredients in this super easy breakfast egg and cheese muffins.
These delicious homemade egg bites baked in a muffin pan are super easy to make from scratch, very flexible so you may add the seasonings based on your preference and also free of any grains or flour.
It's just perfect if you are on a keto diet for weight loss or health reasons or if you just want a quick grab of something that is so delicious, nutritious and easy to make.
This is also a good recipe if you have leftover cheese and eggs to use up or if you want a quick nutritious snack or lunch to pack for office or picnics or road trips.
What Are Breakfast Egg And Cheese Muffins?
Egg and cheese muffins are simple breakfast muffin cups or muffin tin eggs made of eggs and cheese as the two main ingredients.
Egg Muffin Cups, Muffin Tin Eggs Or Egg Bites
Breakfast egg muffins or cheese muffins can be made in different ways and from my understanding, they are also referred as egg bites or egg cups or simply egg muffins or cheese muffins.
They are super simple to make, and do not have any complicated ingredients in this.
If you have leftover eggs or cheese, this is a good recipe to use up the leftover eggs and cheese.
In this recipe for egg and cheese breakfast muffins, I have used mozzarella cheese.
If there is any significant difference between the names muffin egg cups or muffin tin eggs or egg bites, please feel free to let me know in the comments!
The different names can be quite confusing but they are all similar savory breakfast muffins made using eggs, cheese and other ingredients.
These are simple, popular, healthy, nutritions eggy & cheesy muffins baked in a muffin pan.
Egg muffins or egg bites are usually gluten free because they are usually made without any flour, however some popular egg muffins may also contain wheat flour, almond flour etc.
Breakfast egg muffins usually contain eggs, cheese, vegetables, meat etc.
Since this is a vegetarian recipe, we obviously do not use any meat in this egg muffin recipe, and so it is meat free as well.
These simple egg muffins are made without vegetables as well, though egg bite muffins containing vegetables are definitely more healthy and nutritious, like this healthy breakfast egg muffins with lots of veggies.
These egg bite muffins with cheese and eggs are an easy to grab, kid friendly breakfast as well!
Since they do not contain any vegetables, you can serve fruits & vegetables like carrots or peas on the side as well, for a perfect, nutritious breakfast.
So here is how you can make these simpe and delicious egg bites or muffins for breakfast or snack.
How long to bake egg and cheese muffins in muffin tins?
These breakfast egg and cheese muffins took around 25 to 30 minutes of time to completely bake.
To make sure they are completely cooked inside, you can insert a toothpick which should come out pretty clean.
The completely baked muffins have soft & fluffy texture inside.
If you want to save more time for a more quicker breakfast, you may bake them in mini muffin tins to make mini egg bite muffins.
Egg bite muffins baked in mini muffin tins will bake faster, like about 15 minutes (always check to make sure they are baked).
When using mini muffin pans, you can make more servings of these muffins as well.
How to prevent breakfast egg & cheese muffins from sticking to muffin tins?
I used a silicon muffin tray to bake these egg and cheese muffins and they were so easy to pull out from teh muffin tin once they are done & cooled enough.
I recommend using good quality slicon muffin tins or use good quality non stick muffin tins so the chances of muffins sticking to the muffin tin are much lesser.
You may also use silicon liners in your muffin tin to help prevent the muffins sticking to the pan.
So here is how you can make this easy, cheesy breakfast egg bite muffins in a muffin pan!
How to make egg and cheese muffins for breakfast?
We use the following ingredients to make easy, delicious and cheesy breakfast egg bite muffins from scratch at home.
ingredients to make egg and cheese muffins
eggs 6 large at room temperature
mozzarella cheese shredded 1 cup
salt adjust to taste (I only used about ¼ teaspoon)
garlic powder ½ teaspoon
onion powder ½ teaspoon
black pepper powder ¼ teaspoon (optional)
step by step instructions
Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk the eggs very well.
Add salt, garlic powder, onion powder and also black pepper powder (if using) and mix well to combine with the egg mixture evenly.
Add the shredded cheese also to the egg mixture, and mix well to combine.
To bake the egg bite muffins
Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
To bake the egg muffins, make sure to use non stick muffin pan or use a silicon muffin pan.
I use a silicon muffin pan which is extremely easy to use, as the muffins won't stick to the pan and it's also easy to pull out the muffins once it's baked.
Add the prepared egg mixture to the moulds in the muffin pan, fill only about half of the moulds with the egg cheese mixture.
Because the egg muffins will rise as they bake, so you only need to fill about half of the moulds.
Once ready, place the muffin pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is lightly golden brown in color and the inside is completely set and cooked.
Enjoy the simple and delicious, cheesy egg bites or muffins for a quick grab and go breakfast or you can also enjoy these as a mid morning snack or evening snack or sides!
How to store and reheat breakfast egg bites?
The best way to enjoy these delicious, cheesy muffins or egg bites is to enjoy them while they are freshly prepared and slightly warm.
As you keep them, these egg muffins may slightly collapse (though they rose pretty well for me & didn't collapse much either).
This is because they are made without any flour & they are made without any rising agents like baking powder or baking soda.
The eggs in the muffins are what that help them to rise while we bake them, and as we keep them for more time, they may not hold up well.
If you keep this outside in the room temperature for more than few hours, it's a good idea to refrigerate them in proper air tight containers so they stay fresh for longer time.
You may store this in the refrigerator for a couple of days if you store them properly.
If you want to store these for longer, you may freeze the egg bites or muffins in freezer safe containers so they stay fresh for even more longer time.
To reheat the egg bites which were stored in the refrigerator, you can transfer them to microwave safe plates and heat for about 40 to 50 seconds time.
If you are freezing the egg & cheese breakfast muffins, you will need to heat them for little more time so they can be served warm as you need.
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Below you can get the recipe for cheesy egg bite muffins in detail.
Breakfast Egg And Cheese Muffin Cups - Fluffy Muffin Tin Egg Bite
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk the eggs very well.
- Add salt, garlic powder, onion powder and also black pepper powder (if using) and mix well to combine with the egg mixture evenly.
- Add the shredded cheese also to the egg mixture, and mix well to combine.
To bake egg and cheese muffins
- Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
- To bake the egg muffins, make sure to use non stick muffin pan or use a silicon muffin pan.
- I use a silicon muffin pan which is extremely easy to use, as the muffins won't stick to the pan and it's also easy to pull out the muffins once it's baked.
- Add the prepared egg mixture to the moulds in the muffin pan, fill only about half of the moulds with the egg cheese mixture.
- Because the egg muffins will rise as they bake, so you only need to fill about half of the moulds.
- Once ready, place the muffin pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is lightly golden brown in color and the inside is completely set and cooked.
- Enjoy the simple and delicious egg and cheese muffins for a quick grab and go breakfast or you can also enjoy these as a mid morning snack or evening snack or sides!